After graduating from high school, baritone Stefan Adam initially trained as a church musician before beginning his vocal studies, which he completed with distinction. His teachers were Edda Moser, Dietger
Jacob and Kurt Moll.
The focus of his artistic work was
initially in the areas of oratorio, song and concert. Here he participated, among other things, in premieres of large
oratorio works in Cologne and Düsseldorf.
He gained his first stage experience working with Jakob Jenisch, Michael Hampe and Andreas Homoki. While still a student, Stefan Adam received his first permanent engagement at the Theater Hagen. During this time, guest contracts took him to the theaters in Essen and Flensburg. Further professional stations were the Städtische Bühnen Münster and the Staatstheater Kassel, where he was heard as Holländer, Simone Boccanegra and Marquis Posa (“Don Carlo”), among others. With the beginning of the 2009/2010 season, the artist followed a call to the Lower Saxony State Opera in Hanover, where he celebrated successes as Macbeth (Verdi), Alberich (“Rheingold”), Marquis Posa (“Don Carlo”), Beckmesser and Falstaff, among others.
In addition to his stage activities, Stefan Adam is also a sought-after concert and oratorio singer. Here, Bach’s great oratorios are especially close to his heart, but of course also the oratorio music of the Romantic and Modern periods.
Stefan Adam has worked with conductors such as Leon Botstein (New York), Hellmuth Rilling (Stuttgart), Peter Neumann (Cologne), Ernest Martinez-Izquierdo, Will Humburg, Prof. David de Villier (Essen), Gerhard Markson (Dublin), Roberto Paternostro, Eiji Oue (Osaka), Patrik Ringborg, Georg Fritzsch (Kiel), Marcus R. Bosch, Ira Levin, Andreas Spering, Karen Kamensek and Ivan Repušić (Hannover/Munich).
He has also performed with renowned orchestras such as the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hanover, the State Orchestra Kassel, the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, the Collegium Cartusianum Cologne, the Orquestra sinfònica de Barcelona i nacional de Catalunya, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra Pablo Sarasate, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Philharmonie Essen, the Radiophilharmonie Hannover of the NDR, the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Stuttgart Philharmonic.
For his performing work, the artist received important impulses from directors such as Gabriele Rech, Dietrich Hilsdorf, Dominik Neuner, Andreas Homoki, Roland Aeschlimann, Christoph Meyer, Barrie Kosky, Ingo Kerkhof, Balázs Kovalik, Reinhild Hoffmann, Lorenzo Fioroni and Olivier Tambosi.
Recent trips abroad have taken him to Pamplona and Barcelona with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, to Catania with the part of Orest in Richard Strauss’ Elektra and Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem at the Teatro Massimo Bellini, to Costa Rica with a recital and a sacred concert for baritone and organ at the Credomatic Festival, and to Lille and Valenciennes with performances of Handel’s Messiah in the Mozart version.